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As you can see, this stampset (releasing along with 5 others tomorrow, here on the blog!!! ) is designed to co-ordinate with the labels four dies from Spellbinders, these are such a pretty shape and I just wanted a set that would help me make more of them. I have been making my stamps co-ordinate with Spellbinders for a while now, as they are the dies tat I find most versatile and pretty! but I am open to suggestions for other popular shapes!!
It is entirely possible to use them without the dies as well, hopefully some examples later.
For this post I have used the dies to help make my examples. The card above uses a polka dot border designed to fit just inside the embossed area of the die cut shape. There are two sizes of this particular border in the set.
The stamps in Very Vintage Labels No. 4 work best with the 3 of the middle sized dies in the set, there simply isn't enough room to make stamps for all of the sizes so I spent a while scouting around to see what sizes seemed to be most popularly used.
In the card above you can just see one of the vintage style ornaments included in the set. The sentiment is from Say it with Style, (already available in my store).
In the photo below you can see a very special stamp in this set. As you are aware frame stamps take up a lot of space and a hugely important consideration for me is that my sets are terrific value for money - I am always on the lookout for ways to fit more in!! lol. So with that in mind I designed a 3-in-one stamp.
This means that there are 3 dotted borders in the one stamp. You have five ways of using this stamp:
- ink it all up and stamp a 3 line pattern/border
- ink up the outside line only to get a larger border
- ink up the middle line to get a medium sized border
- ink up the centre border to get the smaller border
- ink up any two lines at a time to get a double border.
In the photo below you can see the stamp with two of the lines inked and the third left clear.
This photo shows 4 of the 5-6 border effects you can achieve with this one stamp!!
In the next photo you can see how it is possible to stamp a border and then stamp a tiny journalling panel (included in this set!) once or twice within the borders to make yourself some neat little journalling panels!
Another dinky wee stamp I want to introduce you to are what I'm calling 'tag shoulders'. These are 3 decorative shapes that fit either the middle or the end points of the die shapes. They have a little empty circle in which you can punch a hole for the tag, adding a little extra vintage style that I just love!!
The example in the pic below show that it's easiest to stamp the 'tag shoulder' first and then line up your cutting die. Hold it in place with a couple of pieces of tape while you run it through your wizard/cuttlebug.
This pic shows the 'tag shoulder' that co-ordinates ith the second largest die in the nestie set, the second 'tag shoulder' matches the centre point of this die and the third 'tag shoulder' matches the next smaller die. It's easy to tell them apart when you hold them up to the dies.
A couple of tags showing the 'tag shoulders' in use, the sentiment is from Say it with Style and the ornaments are included in the Very Vintage Labels No. 4 !!
Hope these tickle!!!! Might be back later with more! do my best!!